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Product Recalls: December 28 – January 4

When a product recall is issued, it’s imperative for consumers to know of the information because of the potential injuries that may accumulate after usage. As a response to product defects, federal agencies have set up a system to list the foods, consumer goods and motor vehicles that should be flagged for any issues deemed dangerous. While companies produce products in the effort to support consumers in some fashion, sometimes these products are improperly made or not known to be dangerous until after the fact. The lawyers at Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA have picked out some of the products that the community should be aware of to make sure there are no injuries or potentially, lives lost.

Food, Medicine & Cosmetics:

  • PharMEdium Services, LLC is recalling their 4mg of Norepinephrine Bitrate (16mcg/mL) added to 0.9% Sodium Chloride in in 250mL Viaflex Bag and 3 lots of 8mg Norepinephrine Bitartrate (32mcg/mL) added to 0.9% Sodium Chloride in 250mL Viaflex Bag distributed to hospital customers. The FDA had received complaints from hospitals for products that have been found to exhibit a slight discoloration in the admixture. The drugs manufacturer’s prescribing information advises not to use the product if it is discolored. Discoloration is indicative of degradation and could result in decreased potency due to oxidation of Norepinephrine Bitartrate. If the potency is decreased there may be a delay in achieving the desired therapeutic effect. As such, the product[1] is used for blood pressure control in certain acute hypotensive states. There have been no reports of adverse events related to this recall, however, hospitals and patients are warned to be aware of the risks associated with the discolored product. Any hospitals who have shared this product with other hospitals should contact those hospitals in an effort to save lives. You may contact this company by calling (847) 457-2244, Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm CST.
  • Thomas Produce Company from Boca Raton, FL is recalling 174 bulk-packed containers of Cucumbers. This is because the product has the potential to be contained with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy person infected with the organism may experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. The fresh, whole, green Cucumbers were sold in 166 bushel boxes between 12/15/2015 and 12/16/2015 with specific lot numbers and codes[2] found on the FDA website. While there have been no illnesses reported, the recall notice is being issued due to an isolated instance in which a sample of the produce yielded a positive result for Salmonella in a random sample test. You may contact this company for further questions at (561) 482-1111, Monday through Friday from 9am to 4:30pm EST.
  • American Pure Whey from New Bern, NC is recalling all lots distributed from 7/2015 to 9/2015 of the products 100% Pure Whey Protein Matrix and 100% Pure Whey Protein Isolate, because they may contain undeclared milk and soy that are preset in the whey ingredient. People who have allergies to milk or soy run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled products[3]are safe to eat for people without the allergy towards these ingredients and no other American Pure Whey products are affected. The recall was initiated after a routine product review revealed the products are made from a whey ingredient that contains milk and soy, however, there was no warning on the label indicating that there were such ingredients in the product. This mislabeling incident has acquired no illnesses from consumers, nevertheless, if you have a question regarding products produced by the company, please call (888) 399-0580, Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm EST.

Consumer Products:

  • KTM North America has issued a recall of their Competition/Closed Course Off-Road Motorcycles due to a potential fire hazard. Under extreme riding conditions, fuel can escape from the tank breather assembly. This poses a risk of fire and injury to the rider. This recall involves model year 2015 and 2016 KTM brand motorcycles with 250cc and 2-cycle engines. The recalled KTM motorcycles are orange and black with the KTM logo on both sides of the shrouds covering the fuel tank. The engine size is printed on both sides of the rear fender below the rear of the seat. Model year 2015 motorcycles have the letter F in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN) while model year 2016 motorcycles have the letter G in the 10th position of the VIN. There have been no injuries reported, however, consumers should immediately stop riding the motorcycles[4] and contact an authorized KTM dealer to schedule a free repair. The company is contacting consumers who purchased the product direction from KTM. Consumers may contact this company at (888) 985-6090, Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm ET.
  • Macy’s is recalling Martha Stewart Stainless Steel Cookware due to an injury hazard resulting from suing the frying pans. The metal discs that cover the frying pan’s rivets can pop off and hit consumers, posing an injury hazard. The specific Martha Stewart Collection involved a 10-piece stainless steel cookware sets, which include an 8-inch and a 10-inch stainless steel frying pan. The frying pans have two rivets that attach to the frying pan to the handle. These rivets have stainless steel discs on top of them. The recalled products have one of the codes that are inscribed on the bottom of the pans and are listed[5]on the US Consumer Product Safety Commission website. The company has received seven reports of the metal discs popping off the frying pans, including three minor injuries (bruises, burns and welts). The company urges that consumers stop using the 8 and 10-inch frying pans from the cookware set. The other pieces in the set are not affected from this recall. As such, consumers can return the two pans to Macy’s for a full refund of the value of those pans. You can call this company for further information at (888) 257-5949, Sunday through Saturday from 10am to 10pm EST.
  • Origin8 is recalling folding Bicycles due to a fall hazard. The frame on the folding bicycles can break, posing a fall hazard. This recall involves three models, the F1, F3 and F7. The F1 model is a single speed folding bike which comes in black and can be identified by the “F1” on the tope tube. The F3 model is a three speed folding bike which comes in white and can be identified by “F3” on the top tube and the F7 model is a seven speed folding bike which comes in battleship grey and can be identified by “F7” at the same location as the other aforementioned bikes. The serial numbers are near the bike pedals and are listed[6]on the CPSC website. Origin8 has received 13 reports of weld son the frame cracking or failing, however, no injuries have been reported. Still, consumers should stop using the recalled bikes immediately and return them to the place where they were purchased for a free replacement bicycle. You can reach this company at (800) 666-5000, Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm EST.

Motor Vehicles:

  • Ford is recalling 2003-2005 Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis[7] vehicles due to a lighting control module that is defective and can interrupt the power to the headlights. The module’s solder joints could crack and increase the risk of a crash at night with the loss of headlights. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a new investigation on Tuesday December 22, 2015, of more than 500,000 Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis cars (often used as police vehicles or taxis) in Augusts after reviewing more than 3,600 complaints of lighting failures and 15 crashes and one injury. The company has previously reviewed the same lighting issue in 2008 but did not issue a recall after finding no reports of crashes. Some drivers were able to turn the lights back on, while others has lights that flickered before turning off completely. This recall affects 296,004 cars in the US, 14, 714 cars in Canada and 2,096 cars in Mexico. You may call this company with more questions at (866) 436-7332.
  • General Motors (FM) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Colorado trucks manufactured August 25, 2015 to September 28, 2015, and GMC Canyon trucks manufactured August 28, 2015 to September 24, 2015. The affected vehicles have a console compartment lid latch assembly that may fail to keep the compartment door closed in the event of a crash. Due to this these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 201[8] “Occupant Protection in Interior Impact.” If the console compartment door does not remain closed in a crash, the contents stored in the console may strike the vehicle occupants, increasing their risk of injury. GM will notify owners, however, if you have any questions, please call Chevrolet at (800) 222-1020 or GMC at (800) 462-8782.
  • Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2001-2005 Honda Civic vehicles manufactured March 21, 2000, to January 20, 2005, 2001-2004 Honda Civic GX vehicles manufactured June 14, 2000, to August 19, 2004, 2003-2005 Honda Civic Hybrid vehicles manufactured February 24, 2002, to January 18, 2005, 2003-2007 Honda Accord vehicles manufactured February 21, 2002, to August 28, 2007, 2002-2004 Honda Cr-V vehicles 2002-2003 Honda Odyssey vehicles manufactured June 19, 2001 to July, 12 2003, 2003 Acura MDX vehicles manufactured September 19, 2002, to June 19, 2003, 2003 Honda Element vehicles manufactured June 25, 2002, to July 31, 2003 and 2003 Honda Pilot vehicles manufactured November 26, 2001, to August 21, 2003. These vehicles[9] have a passenger side frontal airbag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion, which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture upon its deployment. As such, in the event of a crash necessitating the deployment of the passenger’s frontal airbag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments, striking the passenger seat occupant or other occupants, possibly causing serious injury or death. Honda will notify owners, however, drivers can call the company at (888) 234-2138.

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Companies are responsible for illnesses or damages caused by their products and need to be confronted legally. However, they’ll often take very precise steps to make sure this doesn’t happen, or to make sure that it goes in their favor; so, if you find yourself in a situation where a product has impaired or caused damage to you or a loved one in any way, contact Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA immediately for a free consultation and case evaluation. We have experienced product liability attorneys on site in Clearwater, Florida who will aggressively fight for your rights and make sure you get the compensation you deserve. Call the Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA today at 727-451-6900.

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References:

[1] http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm479677.htm
[2] http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm479661.htm
[3] http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm478902.htm
[4] http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/Recall-Alerts/2016/KTM-North-America-Recalls-Competition-Motorcycles/#remedy
[5] http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Macys-Recalls-Martha-Stewart-Stainless-Steel-Cookware/
[6] http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Origin8-Recalls-Folding-Bicycles/
[7] http://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-ford-recall-idUSKBN0U51TT20151222
[8] kpic.com/news/auto-matters/this-weeks-recalls-chevrolet-ferrari-ford-gmc-honda-mercedes-benz-saab-subaru
[9] kpic.com/news/auto-matters/this-weeks-recalls-chevrolet-ferrari-ford-gmc-honda-mercedes-benz-saab-subaru